electrochemical vs. electrolytic

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Eunice Lee 1A
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electrochemical vs. electrolytic

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:45 am

What's the difference between an electrochemical cell and an electrolytic cell?

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Re: electrochemical vs. electrolytic

Postby Elisa Bass 4L » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:34 pm

An electrochemical cell, also known as a Galvanic cell, converts chemical energy into electrical energy. An electrolytic cell does the opposite, converting electrical energy into chemical energy.

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Re: electrochemical vs. electrolytic

Postby Arshiya » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:41 pm

In addition, in an electrochemical cell, the anode is negative while an electrolytic cell the anode is positive. Most importantly, in an electrolytic cell, the reactions taking place are nonspontaneous, while electrochemical cells have spontaneous reactions.

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